Archizines (www.archizines.com) celebrates the resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing around the world. The touring exhibition, curated by Elias Redstone and initiated in collaboration with the architectural association, now features 90 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over twenty countries that provide an alternative to the established architectural press. Edited by architects, artists and students, these publications provide new platforms for commentary, criticism and research into the spaces we inhabit and the practice of architecture. They make an important and often radical addition to architectural discourse and demonstrate a residual love for print matter in the digital age.
The exhibition features titles from the collection alongside video interviews with their creators. Each publication has selected one issue to represent their approach to publishing and they are all available for visitors to read. The Melbourne version of Archizines will be the biggest yet, including new and more recent publication additions such as POST from Melbourne, FAKE CITIES / TRUE STORIES from Bratislava, Proposals from Helsinki, and the archive of Intuitive Structures from Berlin. The original Archizines collection will be transferred to the National art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.